Coronavirus India Latest Updates: TN Reports First Omicron Case; WB Extends Covid-19 Restrictions
Tamil Nadu Reports First Omicron Case
Tamil Nadu has reported its first case of omicron variant of the coronavirus, ANI reported citing State Health Minister Ma Subramanian.
A 47-year-old Chennai man has tested positive upon returning from Nigeria, it said.
West Bengal Extends Covid-19 Restrictions Till Jan. 15 Amid Omicron Concerns
All restrictions related to the movement of people and vehicles in West Bengal have been extended till Jan. 15.
However, the rules will be relaxed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for Christmas and New Year celebrations from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, the state order said.
Late closing of bars and restaurants will also be allowed for the aforementioned dates.
Maharashtra Detects Four More Omicron Cases
Four more patients have been found to be infected with Omicron in Maharashtra, taking the tally to 32.
All four are asymptomatic and quarantined, according to the state health department.
Government To Review Omicron Situation
Situation arising out of Omicron cases to be reviewed during Short Duration Discussion in Parliament today, ANI reported.
India's total Omicron cases tally rose to 57 on Tuesday after Maharashtra reported eight new cases of the new coronavirus variant.
Seven omicron cases are from Mumbai and one from Vasai-Virar, the state health department said. With this the state’s tally of omicron rose to 28.
Total confirmed cases: 3,47,10,628
Total number of active cases: 87,562
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,41,46,931
Total deaths: 4,76,135
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 6,984
One-day recoveries: 8,168
One-day deaths: 247
Total vaccines administered: 1,34,61,14,483
Vaccines administered in the last 24 hours: 68,89,025